Pyromania is a bursary programme created by Fire Exit to support playwrights based in Scotland to develop their skills in experimental writing. Designed for writers at any stage in their career, Pyromania aims to help create truly innovative text for contemporary theatre.

Each playwright selected will receive:

  • A £1000 cash bursary.

  • Between 6-8 mentoring meetings over the course of a year with David Leddy.

  • A rehearsed reading of the script at the end of year with a professional cast (scheduled to take place at Tron Theatre as part of Take Me Somewhere, May 2019).

Deadline for applications is 28th February 2018.

More information on Pyromania available here.

Pyromania is a Fire Exit programme with Tron Theatre and support from Playwrights’ Studio Scotland and Take Me Somewhere. Funded by The Bridge Awards and Creative Scotland.

The Last Bordello



A sweet young terrorist must lose his virginity tonight.
But will he get out of the brothel alive?

There’s one bordello left in a brutal warzone and inside the atmosphere’s like an X-rated mad hatter’s tea party. The bastard child of Margaret Atwood and David Lynch, The Last Bordello is an absurd and fiendish labyrinth that’s more suspenseful and provocative with every wrong turn.

Produced by Fire Exit in co-production with Tron Theatre.

Premiering at Tron Theatre, Glasgow and touring to The Traverse, Edinburgh.

Full info, dates and tickets to follow

Horizontal Collaboration

October & November 2017

Horizontal Collaboration TOURING SCOTLAND

Following a successful Fringe run in 2014 including being shortlisted for an Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, Horizontal Collaboration returns to venues throughout Scotland this Autumn.

HORIZONTAL COLLABORATION is a courtroom drama with a dark twist where sex, power and politics collide with emotion, seduction and destruction. Four steely U.N. lawyers read out startling interview transcripts from their laptops in an explosive tribunal concerning ‘horizontal collaboration’ - the name given to the supposed wartime crime of having sex with an enemy soldier. The intense stillness of the courtroom contrasts with the volatile narrative that unfolds around Judith K, an African warlord’s wife. After her husband’s assassination, Judith becomes leader and takes her people on a treacherous path towards peace… or does she? And can women ever be given the freedom to lead in a different way from men?

14 October, The Byre Theatre, St Andrews
17 October, Lockerbie Town Hall, Dumfries & Galloway Arts Live
18 October, Glencairn Memorial Institute, Dumfries & Galloway Arts Live
19 October, The Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
20 October, The Brunton, Musselburgh
21 October, MacArts, Galashiels
25 October, Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
27 October, East Kilbride Arts Centre, East Kilbride
29 October, Mull Theatre, Tobermory
31 October, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
2 November, Birnam Arts, Birnam
3 November, Ardross Community Hall, Ardross
5 November, Lyth Arts Centre, Wick